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Privacy and Security Notice

Copy Restrictions

It is against the law to make copies of certain government documents, including government obligations or securities (such as money), postage stamps, passports, immigration and citizenship papers. For a more complete list of prohibited items, see "Illegal Use of Copiers"

Copyrighted materials may not be copied without the permission of the copyright owner, except:

  1. For purposes of criticism, comment, news, reporting, teaching or scholarly research, you can make a single copy of any of the following:
    • a chapter of a book;
    • a short story, essay or poem or (less than 50 page) article from a periodical or newspaper; or
    • a chart, graph, diagram etc., from a book, periodical or newspaper
  2. You can make multiple copies of the above items for classroom use, providing
    • you make no more than 20 copies of each document
    • you copy no more than 10 documents total
    • the copies meet the "brevity" and "spontaneity" tests as defined in Title 17 of the U.S. code of law (contact the Labs legal department for further information on these definitions)